ICT

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Key Stage 3

Years 7 and 8

In years 7 and 8 learners develop their range of ICT skills following the national curriculum framework in ICT.

Year 9

The learners work towards completing the OCR National First Award in ICT, giving them a GCSE equivalent in ICT. This involves learners completing 3 units of work built around the fundamental ICT skills. The learners will have to learn how to complete the following activities:

  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Word Processing
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Movie Making
  • Research and Design

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 & 11 all learners complete the ICT Functional Skills programme of study. This is designed to develop essential ICT skills that will enable our students to move into a workplace environment easily.

Students that take ICT as an option can choose from two courses:

GCSE Information Systems

This is a traditional GCSE course that is divided into three sections:

  • Coursework – 40%
  • Controlled – 20%
  • Exam – 40%

The students have to design and develop an ICT system for a selected business.

OCR National Certificate

This is a vocational course that offers the learner the opportunity to achieve the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. The learners have to complete a total of 8 units that cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Word Processing
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Web Design and Development
  • Internet
  • Movie Making
  • Podcasting